Posts Tagged ‘Infinity Cat Recordings’

Daily Dose: Colleen Green, "I Wanna Be Ignored"

Here it comes – AGAIN! Many moons ago, Infinity Cat released an EP from LA’s own Colleen Green. Referred to by Green as “Ramones-Core”, this concise collection evoked the spirit of old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, applying a heavy layer of classic punk influence to the songwriter’s well-known pop confections. The limited edition tape sold out immediately, and after years of emails, tweets, and letters, Infinity Cat is proud to present the EP on vinyl for the first time! Featuring newly re-recorded versions of the OG cassette on side A and 4 never-before-released tracks on side B – like this one, “Let Go”! Allow yourself to be taken back to a simpler time when the Brill Building bustled and teen punks hustled; when pop music was more about craft than commercialism. Green’s penchant for parlaying inspiration into her own distinctive sound is well documented across her discography, but perhaps never as well as on this offering from Infinity Cat Records. If the Ramones are the teacher, then Colleen Green is the student and you are the classroom.

Coleen Green’s new single, “‘I Wanna Be Ignored’ is a song about disillusionment that was written as background music for the Starburns Audio podcast Harmontown.” The song comes to us ahead of Green’s first full-length release since her 2015 album I Want to Grow Up: nine-track LP Casey’s Tape / Harmontown Loops, a reimagining of her 2016 cassette EP that also features four never-before-released tracks, pressed on vinyl and set for a September. 7th release via Infinity Cat Recordings.

“I Wanna Be Ignored” is lean, mean and unmistakably Green’s  The song eschews her usual power-chord crunch, opting instead for glossy keys and a bass line that simply won’t quit. Green’s sparing vocals are near-ghostly,

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“I’m Not,” the latest single from the band’s forthcoming debut album Deep Dream, is one such piece. Over fuzzed-out guitars and an insistent rhythm section, it deals with the long-lasting impacts of sexual assault and abuse.

Three years ago, singer and guitarist Jenna Moynihan saw the words “Daddy Issues” written on the wall at a Nashville DIY venue and assumed — with what seems like utterly charming feminist optimism — that it was the name of an all-girl punk group. Sadly, it wasn’t; fortunately, Moynihan chose to recruit some friends to take up the band moniker themselves. The resulting trio — which also includes drummer Emily Maxwell and bassist Jenna Mitchell — makes stormy, grungey pop that can be charming and trenchant in equal measure. Moynihan sings about love, sex and sleazy exes so unwaveringly you can almost feel her direct eye contact. Some of the band’s songs have a disillusioned or ironic tone, but they rarely feel callow; often the resentment feels deeply intimate, as if it’s coming straight from a raw nerve.

From Daddy Issues‘ upcoming full-length vinyl debut Deep Dream, out May 19th on Infinity Cat Recordings.